Tooting My Own Horn

I’m very happy to report that I received an award tonight for the best dissertation in Oxford’s Master of Studies in Jewish Studies. My dissertation (thesis, really) was entitled “Anti-Anthropomorphism and the Vorlage of LXX Exodus.”

As part of the award I received a copy of A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People with the following affixed inside:

Please excuse my narcissism as I pat myself on the back.

PS – Can you guess where my middle name comes from without googling it? Only one person has ever guessed correctly.

ANSWER: My middle name was taken from the character Orrin Sackett, who appears in a number of Louis L’Amour books from his series on the Sackett family.

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